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Re: worldnic

  • From: DAVE NORDLUND
  • Date: Fri Jun 05 13:27:29 1998

> Date:          Fri, 05 Jun 1998 09:32:49 -0400 (EDT)
> From:          Phillip Vandry <vandry@Mlink.NET>
> Subject:       Re: worldnic
> To:            Jon Lewis <jlewis@inorganic5.fdt.net>
> Cc:            nanog@merit.edu

> > I must not be on enough or the right lists...but what's the deal with
> > worldnic.com?  I'd not heard anything about it until today.  I tried to move
> > a domain (a .org domain) for a customer today, and got the following reply
> > from domreg@internic.net: 
> > 
> > Thank you for contacting Network Solutions, Inc., InterNIC
> > Registration Services.
> > 
> > The domain name you are attempting to update was registered
> > through WorldNIC Services and should be updated via the following
> > URL:
> > 
> >                 http://www.worldnic.com

Interesting.  www.internic.com is a rip off company in Australia changing $200
to register a name.  They send $100 to NSI and keep the other $100.  I had
a client do this and saw a badly messed up registration record (wrong DNS 
server and POCs) and fixed them.  Then NIS billed for the $100 which had
already been sent to Australia.  Since my client was a lawyer, a couple of
letters got $199 back!  This looks like someone else doing the same thing.

> 
> I got one of those two last night.
> 
> I wouldn't consider it half as atrocious as it is, though, if it was
> actually possible to find information about what exactly this worldnic
> thing is and does on the web site!
> 
> > This looks like Network Solutions taking advantage of its position as
> > controller of the big three commercially used TLDs to find new ways to dip
> > their fingers into another part of the pie...perhaps in anticipation of
> > losing their monopoly on domain registrations.
> 
> Since they are charging $119, which is move than the InterNIC fee, that
> must be how they 'legalize' it. The normal fee goes to Internic, and
> Worldnic keeps the rest. (And it's not supposed to matter in some
> fictitious world that Worldnic and Internic are both Netsol)
> 
> -Phil

Dave Nordlund               d-nordlund@ukans.edu
University of Kansas        785/864-0450
Computing Services          FAX 913/864-0485
Lawrence, KS  66045         KANREN




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